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    Re: XTNS System working today
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Sunday September 02 2001, @08:33PM (#2134)
    User #2810 Info
    Anon writes:
    XTNS have stated their system works in 87%+ of all Internet users browsers "today", which is true by virtue of the fact that it employes IE 5.0 and above.
    No it is not true. Using IE 5.5 XTNS names do not work today. Period. Their system works on approximately zero percent of browsers (I'm allowing some slack because they might have some inhouse build of Opera that works, a near trivial thing to do, but I seriously doubt they have even that capability). The XTNS system does not work today, for anyone. Prove me wrong by providing just one single link (oops, sorry, even if it worked it wouldn't do links), by providing an address that resolves (via IE 5.5 I mean, I know it won't do ftp or other protocols) or STFU. What you, whomever you are, are saying is a complete and utter falsehood. What worries me is that there might be some speculators out there even more clueless than you are who believe this drek. I'm not too worried though, that is nearly impossible.

    they have made really clear that they will be activated soon and thereafter it will take some 48-72 hours before any given registered name within one of the spaces itself goes live.
    They haven't made it clear at all. Such a statement appears nowhere in their press releases or on their website (until the last step when registering a name). Quite the opposite, as I've quoted their spew here at least twice, it claims to be immediately available. It is false anyway, 72 hours after names are registered they do not resolve.
    Is that so hard to understand?
    Not at all. Anyone who has been online for even a few minutes is aware that their email box, Usenet, and search engine results (just to name three) are full of such braindead crap about making millions of dollars by doing next to nothing. That worked a very few times for a very few people a long time ago in a namespace far away. XTNS is best given a wide berth, not that one could collide with it even if one tried. -g
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    Re: XTNS System working today by fnord
    Re: XTNS System working today
    by Anonymous on Monday September 03 2001, @07:43AM (#2146)
    Go to the Verisign multilingual test bed and you can see working words right now: that test bed is also using the Realnames/XTNS system to do resolution.
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